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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum

Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: (503) 325-2502
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Ranked #18 of 24 Attractions in Astoria
Type: Museums
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Astoria, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

39th street extends out to a building over the columbia that was once home to the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and this is where the brand Bumble Bee Tuna began. Today the building features a small museum with lots of pictures and some of the old canning gear. The building alos has Rogue Brewpub and a lovely coffee shop... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A chance to learn some free history and view the sea lions while we waited for the trolley to arrive. Huge tuna cans!

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I discovered this place accidentally and thought it a find. It's the BEST view of the ship channel, the interior is an interesting glimpse of an industry and a time in history. Have a hot chocolate or coffee in the Coffee Girl coffee shop (that served cannery workers) and just sit and take in the sights, sounds and smells of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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588 reviews 588 reviews
232 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

the museum here is very limited - a selection of machinery and some information panels in the old factory building. it takes a lot of imagination to picture this place as a functioning cannery. However, the location is very picturesque and it is worth 10+ minutes of your time as it is free

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is worth a short stop, but the museum could be so much more interesting and informative. For example, if they told more about the life of a cannery worker during those times, or more about the process of fishing for the cannery. We'd rather have paid and seen a more well-developed set of exhibits.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Strangers are left to wander through a section of the old Buble Bee tuna cannery while draped with an eerie feeling they can hear echoes of past conversation. The understated setting grabes the outsider and moves them through the cannery with the feeling that everyone has gone for the day but will clock in with the dawn. Machinery, equipment, notes,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A neat museum and area that educates you to how canneries used to operate. Lots of artifacts and pictures. There is no tour guide, so you can walk around at your leisure. It is free which is always a bonus, but I kind of like guided tours so that I can learn more about the history (although if that were... More 

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Montesano, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This may not be the most exciting location in Astoria, but it's entirely free and just open to explore during open hours. You can hear the water, smell the scents, feel the cool dark storage and processing areas, etc. There is a wall where everybody who worked there signed their names and the years they worked at the cannery...and that... More 

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Riverside, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is a ton of history to explore while in Astoria, my BIL remembers touring this factory as a child so it was a must do on our list. I am sad to report that while it is a museum it is all in the open, there is no tour guide and I fear that the elements will eventually win... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum was very educational on what the cannery was like 20-30 years ago. Very informative with nice artifacts / pictures.

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